The Vice Chancellor, Professor Wale Are Olaitan and the Management of the University on Friday, 7th October, 2011 played host to a team from the National Agency For The Control Of Aids (NACA) on a courtesy visit.
The Director of Resource Mobilization, Dr Emmanuel Alhassan, who led the NACA team, said the visit was to familiarize with the University and in particular, to brief the Management on the Youth Friendly Centre established at the permanent site of the institution. Dr Alhassan spoke widely on the essence of the Centre with special reference to its role to check the spread of HIV/AIDS among the Youths, considered as the most vulnerable group in the population while serving also as avenue for recreation and education, giving the various facilities it houses.
He said the Cybercafe at the Centre would increase knowledge accessibility by students while the Counselling Unit would be of immense value.
In his response to the various responsibilities attached to the Centre, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olaitan expressed appreciations on behalf of the University, saying the Centre had become added relief to the demands of the institution as it would be carefully integrated to the existing Counselling Unit of the University.
R/L: Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wale Are Olaitan and Director,
Resource Mobilization; Dr. Emmanuel Alhassan
He assured that the Centre would be seen to function affirming that the University would "deliver on its own obligation" while all necessary arrangements would be made for the provision of manpower required to run the Centre. These include medical staff, Counsellors and Peer Educators.
The Youth Friendly Centre established through collaborative efforts with MTN Foundation and HOPE Worldwide Nigeria is expected to be officially commissioned in November this year.